Institute of Jazz Studies
Rutgers University Libraries

The Institute of Jazz Studies is the largest and most comprehensive library and archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world.




It is the purpose of these web pages to document the services and activities of the Institute, to introduce its archives of jazz holdings, and to provide a digital sampling of the treasure trove of music, photos, history, instruments and memorabilia in the collections.


Lena Horne in 1981 with Dan Morgenstern, Director - Institute of Jazz Studies




Events and News:

- Jazz From The Archives - on WBGO radio
- Jazz Research Roundtable - schedule

- Thursday, 24 April, 2014, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Ed Berger, retired Associate Director of IJS, is presenting a program on his newly published book: Softly, With Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music: John Cotton Dana Library, 4th floor, Rutgers University, Newark.






- NEW ISSUE -Journal of Jazz Studies, a new online open format journal on jazz

- NEW - The Institute of Jazz Studies has completed work on a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to arrange and describe the collections of five women in jazz:
Wilma Dobie, Ella Fitzgerald, Abbey Lincoln, Annie Ross and Victoria Spivey.
These 5 collections are newly archived and available to jazz researchers.

- Berger - Carter - Fund (grants for jazz researchers)

- Great American Songbook Concert Series, 2013-2014
- Past Events - Concert Series

- Institute of Jazz Studies Receives Literary Landmark Designation from the New Jersey Center for the Book - The ceremony - October 23, 2013 at John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark - included the first concert of the Great American Songbook Concert Series featuring Daryl Sherman, piano, Joe Temperley, baritone sax, and Boots Maleson, bass.

- World's Largest Jazz Archive Housed at Rutgers - Video introduction to the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
- Click here for a tour of the Institute in a Photo Blog -similar to a tour on-site

- Jazz Archives Fellowship Program, 2012-2013

- Remembering Abbey Lincoln - 6 August 1930 - 14 August 2010
- Remembering Lena Horne - 30 June 1917 - 9 May 2010
On September 22 - John Cotton Dana Library and the Rutgers University Alumni Association sponsored a celebration of the life of Lena Horne (1917-2010) with a talk by Horne biographer James Gavin along with a special musical performance by Daryl Sherman.

- Digital Jazz Greats Exhibits


Rutgers University Libraries

Institute of Jazz Studies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
John Cotton Dana Library
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Newark NJ USA 07102
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